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darryl
11-14-2005, 08:59 AM
Ok, so with that teaser the question is: When & How did you get lose your membership in The Zero Club [received your first Céline autograph]?

I know some people have mentioned it, but this permit future members to read all the anecdotes in an easier way!

:hooray:

Fanny
11-14-2005, 10:17 AM
Like I said, last month in Paris, the Dutchies got an autograph from Céline. But they already had one for each of them, so they decided to give it to me. So coooool. Thanks guys! :)

ashleylovescéline
11-14-2005, 10:26 AM
Very long story short... While I was in Vegas in 2004, I asked someone to deliver a letter to Céline. I'd never sent or written one before, because I never thought it would get to her... but for a few reasons I decided to try. ;) And within less than a month I received something in the mail from CDA Productions! :Ssh: After almost passing out :faint: and hyperventilating all at once :eek:, I immediately had my personalized autograph framed and it's one of my most prized possessions! It was very unexpected because it had only been weeks since I'd given the letter to that someone, I didn't think she would have had time to read it already... and I'd never asked for anything in return. I know for certain that she read it too, because she also sent my friend an autograph, whom I had written about a lot in the letter. But it meant the world!! :heart:
PS. Geez, Darryl this is a writing site, you can't "loose" something!!:ROFL:

AmorYSuerte
11-14-2005, 02:32 PM
Still haven't lost it... :( LOL

TatiVale
11-14-2005, 02:50 PM
The first time I got Celine's autograph was in 2003. I went to her garage in LV.... lol (never went again and never will either...lol) and we saw her butler and he asked us (me and my friend) if we wanted an autograph - what a question! lol - then we waited like 1h30min -2h something like that and then he came out with our autographs with our names on in etc.
The second one I sent a letter to Caesar's Palace in 2004 I don't remember when... but I guess it took like 6 months for me to get an envelop from CDA.. and then I saw my autograph on that pic which is on my signature and one for my sister.
Then, the third one I got this year. I didn't expect it and I didn't ask either.. I just met Michel at the casino and we took pics etc and I gave him a letter that I wrote asking 2 autographs for 2 friends of mine, not for myself. MY friend and I just gave for Celine a little card. Then, Michel gave us next day - actually he looked for us right after the show that night but he didn't find us - an white envelop and when we opened it there was 4 pics autographed - one for me and one for each of my 3 friends.

Celine ROCKS! :) Love her! :)

godessceline
11-14-2005, 04:23 PM
I lost my membership in the Zero Club in 2002. I was living with my English boytfriend in England (duh! :Smack: ) at the time but I phoned home several times a week. One night when I was talking to my mum on the phone she's like "oh eyah, you got mail from TeamCCérline, should I open it or do you want to do it when you getr home? (wehich wasn't going to eb for several months.) I've always been impatient so I told her to open it right away which she did and since her English isn't evry good she didn't read the note from TC in the envelope and just said "right, there's a picture here with something written on it" so I figured it was just the normal TC letter. I came home to Sweden a few months aftert hat, remembered that envelope, opened it...and practically screamed out loud. "Ahhhh,. OMG OMG OMG!!!", haha! :) I had written
several letters to TC before but I didn't think they evenm read all letters coming in. WEll, not only had they read all of them, they had chosen mine to be one of the last ones to receive an autpgraph before the new TC was formed! :heart: I was close to tears for sure. It's framed and hanging in my hallway and everythime Ipass it I let out a little happy sigh. :) I though I'll try and send a Céline card in tos ee if I can have that signed. I wrote some time ago asking for an autograph for a friend in Canada who's like a sister to me thanks to Céline...we'll see if anything happens. :) But yep...I am forever out of the Zero Club and damned proud of it, too.

darryl
11-14-2005, 09:11 PM
PS. Geez, Darryl this is a writing site, you can't "loose" something!!:ROFL:

Yes, I saw that as well and edited my original post about 30 seconds later. However, even though you see the edit in my post's subject line, the thread itself is marred for life!

:Hammer:

Annabanana
11-14-2005, 10:40 PM
Read For Keeps and you shall see. :)

Marisa Louise
11-14-2005, 11:06 PM
I lost my membership in the zero club when I was 13. In 1998. It was the first autograph I ever received:

In May of 1998 I had finished watching a special on VH1 with Céline in it. Must have been behind the music. When I got done watching, I really felt touched by her talking about Karine's passing. When she talked about the experience I could relate because I felt that my experience losing my grandmother in 1994 (same year Karine passed) was something very similar. I was very close to my grandmother and while I depended on her, I think she depended on me, too, for a lot of things. My grandmother had even made it a point that, the day before she died, she got to see me. She had tubes in her throat and everything but when the doctors had threatened not to let her see me, she started pulling at the tubes, and sitting up, so they allowed me in. She said her goodbye to me that day, and passed on the next. I'll never forget those moments.

So, I sat down at the computer and typed out a poem and then a letter to go along with it. Because Céline had shared the heartbreak and details of Karine's passing and the situation, I shared all of my emotions in my story. I sent out the letter and poem after my mom talked me into it and just waited.

Months and months and months went by and I was getting heart broken. I checked the mail every day hoping that I'd at least get a flier from the Céline Dion International Fan Club (what it was called at the time). I checked the mail every day from May to December 13th.

On December 14th, 1998, I was really emotional and sad. It was the 4 year anniversary of my grandmother's death and I was really missing her. It was a very cold day. I had a bad time at school, slipped on some ice getting off of the bus and figured that to top it off there would be nothing in the mail box. I didn't want to look, so I didn't.

But one of the little kids that I used to play with for their amusement (sort of free babysitting) across the street came over to ask if I wanted to go to the park. I said I really didnt and she told me that she observed I hadn't checked the mail. I told her I was sad and I didn't want to so she went out and brought me the mail. She came in and said "There's something for you". I looked in the pile of mail and saw the numbers 550 and knew what it was.

I opened the envelope and didn't take out the piece of cardboard or the other thick paper that was in the envelope. I read and there was a letter that said something along the lines of "Dear Marisa, Céline received your letter and has asked that we write to you on her behalf. We would like you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, and from Céline, we enclose this autographed picture."

I looked at it and it was personally signed with my name. Suddenly I wanted to go to the park. I wanted to take all of the kids with me. I showed all of my neighbors and as soon as my mom got home I showed her and talked to her about all of my excitement.

The special thing about it, is that in the letter that I had written, I told her every little detail about my grandmother's death. I told her the date and the time, what intensive care unit room number she was in (2--the reason that I don't like that number to this day). It was something that was still fresh in my mind and the emotions were there. She got that autograph to me on the exact 4 year anniversary of my grandmother's death, and that was the very first year that I did not cry on that date in 4 years.

What a gift! It's very special to me. The sentiment AND the photo. :)

Marisa Louise
11-14-2005, 11:07 PM
Oh-- and there are other stories but.... it's not like..........................

That one was the one that broke me out of the zero club. LOL. The others are all special as well but.... this one.... that one truly has a special place in my collection.

Mrs. Dion
11-15-2005, 10:31 AM
Haven't Lost It Yet :hat:

JennaGlatzer
11-15-2005, 11:11 AM
Darryl, I have unmarred your thread. ;)

Yeah, did everyone realize that the Anna quoted in the book is our Anna here?

JennaGlatzer
11-15-2005, 11:15 AM
P.S. I didn't lose it until the second time I went to Vegas. The first time, I asked for four autographs: one for my parents, one for my brother, one for my brother's friend who's a huge fan, and one with no specified name that I wound up giving as a gift to the kindly fellow who mailed me the first article about the book. The second time I went, I asked for an autograph for my husband, and I think it was Suzanne who said, "Did you ever get an autograph for yourself?" Well, no. I was kind of embarrassed to ask for one. So Celine shrieked and immediately signed a program with a sweet note to me.

godessceline
11-15-2005, 02:49 PM
P.S. I didn't lose it until the second time I went to Vegas. The first time, I asked for four autographs: one for my parents, one for my brother, one for my brother's friend who's a huge fan, and one with no specified name that I wound up giving as a gift to the kindly fellow who mailed me the first article about the book. The second time I went, I asked for an autograph for my husband, and I think it was Suzanne who said, "Did you ever get an autograph for yourself?" Well, no. I was kind of embarrassed to ask for one. So Celine shrieked and immediately signed a program with a sweet note to me.
awww, bless her. :kiss:

Marisa: wow. Makes me wonder if they made sure it got to you on that date deliberately....Céline is amazing, I lvoe her. *goes all warm and smoochy inside*

Filine
11-15-2005, 03:19 PM
unmarred

Jenna, what does that mean LOL...it is NOT in my dictionary

TatiVale
11-15-2005, 08:15 PM
And waht about photos with Celine? I'm in zero club! lol

darryl
11-15-2005, 08:35 PM
Jenna, what does that mean LOL...it is NOT in my dictionary

Giving that you live in the Netherlands, I'm assuming that you really wish to know- and not poking fun! :hi:

Unmarred is the opposite of marred, which you might find in your dictionary. Marred means blemished or made less than perfect. For example, a perfect day in Hawaii was marred by violence when local Hawaiians found out that no store in the islands was stocking Jenna Glatzer's incredibly gorgeous new biography Céline Dion: For Keeps.

So, if something is unmarred, it is like Paris BEFORE the recent problems- beautiful and full of love. There are some words, or more precisely word constructions that often aren't in dictionaries. I've found that "un" anything can be one of them, probably because the un just means the opposite of the root word. People saving paper I suppose? Or perhaps the editor decided to reduce the word count in a dictionary [for Jenna wiff luv]?

:Lecture:

Marisa Louise
11-15-2005, 09:44 PM
Yes, I noticed that it's Anna. Very, very cool! What an opportunity!

Sandra... Yea. I always liked to think that about the date I received the autograph. If it wasn't deliberate, it was surely a wonderful, happy coincidence.

And Tati: I think that there must be a lot of people in the photographic zero club. LOL.

kay5
11-15-2005, 10:12 PM
As soon as my copy of For Keeps comes from celinedion.com!

anghil5
11-15-2005, 10:19 PM
I got my autographs by sending a letter to Celine. I sent her a letter and 2 pictures. One of my in Las Vegas, and one of her..the one on my sig. And I received the first one about 2 months later, and then a week later I received the second one! It was a great treat...and almost too much excitment for one week! LOL! The one of her is framed and sits by my bed, and the other one is framed and sits on my make-up desk, where I get ready. :)

cel
11-15-2005, 11:06 PM
I wrote to her in vegas in janurary of this year and i recieved my personal autograph back in march. One for me and one for my mum. its frammed and up on my wall. still cant believe i got anything back.

Salla
11-16-2005, 03:22 AM
In September 2003, on my first trip to Vegas. We, me, a girl from Denmark and a girl from Australia, ran into René and he was extremely sweet and arranged us a meeting with Céline. All 3 of us got an autograph and a picture taken with her. ooh and a hug! ;)

Haylo
12-07-2005, 08:27 AM
I don't have her autograph. Celine doesn't love me as much as all y'all.

darryl
12-07-2005, 12:07 PM
I don't have her autograph. Celine doesn't love me as much as all y'all.

That is simply not true.

It might be true that those that have managed this feat are luckier than those of us who haven't. Perhaps even more persistent.

I think Céline would be hurt if she ever heard people think that way! She would say that she loves everyone greatly, and a few like her family, even more.

Tears would come to her eyes then, and she would whisper she loves you too. As do we.

:Hug2:

Filine
12-07-2005, 08:03 PM
I have six autographs now...I know I am awful but they just happened to me...

The first one through the ICDFC as an answer to a letter I wrote Céline in 2000.
The second and third one in Belgium while Céline was rehearsing in La Louviere

I left a drawing for her at the boxoffice and got an autograph by mail.

Paris in 2005 The sweet lady just stopped everytime and didn't go before everybody had an autograph. That happened twice while I was there.

Annabanana
12-08-2005, 04:13 AM
I don't have her autograph. Celine doesn't love me as much as all y'all.

Yep, Celine hates you. I sent her the picture you made of yourself and Rene and she sent it back with "Die Hayley" scribbled all over it. Unfortunately, my cat ate it.

anghil5
12-08-2005, 07:51 AM
Ouch. That's a little harsh! :eek:

darryl
12-08-2005, 08:24 AM
Yep, Celine hates you. I sent her the picture you made of yourself and Rene and she sent it back with "Die Hayley" scribbled all over it. Unfortunately, my cat ate it.

Anna seems to be back in the groove. Can't remember the last time we heard a negative comment here.

Marisa Louise
12-08-2005, 10:35 AM
Yep, Celine hates you. I sent her the picture you made of yourself and Rene and she sent it back with "Die Hayley" scribbled all over it. Unfortunately, my cat ate it.

Anna! I thought of you in Las Vegas.

I was tempted to pay another visit to the wax museum and pose by Sarah Michelle Gellar again.... this time with a candle lit and a Céline magazine at the foot of Sarah.....with me bowing below it.....Céline KICKS pants and all.

Mwa ha ha ha haaaaaaaa!

Haylo
12-08-2005, 07:22 PM
Yep, Celine hates you. I sent her the picture you made of yourself and Rene and she sent it back with "Die Hayley" scribbled all over it. Unfortunately, my cat ate it.

You are horrid. Do you not realise that when you say such things the baby Jesus cries?

Annabanana
12-08-2005, 10:40 PM
Yes, I am sorry. He came to me as an effigy and told me that Celine loves you. Jesus loves you too.



I will now say a few hail Therese’s and go do my work.